Two key principles in education are equity and social justice. These principles require a curriculum which is inclusive of all students and an environment which endeavours to support their needs and includes students with a diverse range of abilities.
These students need to be recognised, accepted and understood by the school community and supported with appropriate curriculum. This may include extension, enrichment and sustained focused development.
It is essential that all students feel valued and supported in a learning environment which both challenges and inspires them to pursue excellence and a passion for learning.
Students who would benefit from enrichment and enhancement are found in all communities regardless of their ethnic, cultural or socio-economic characteristics. This population includes students who are underachieving and who have disabilities.
These students demonstrate potential distinctly beyond the average for the student’s age and encompass a broad range of abilities in the intellectual, creative, socio- emotional and physical domains. Others demonstrate achievement distinctly beyond the average for a student’s age as a result of application to training and practice.
To assist in the identification of students who would benefit from enrichment and enhancement a screening committee is to be established.
The EEAP (Enrichment & Enhancement Action Plan) Committee will consist of staff including:
The EEAP Committee is to meet on a regular basis. Referrals of students may be made to the committee by:
Data to be brought to the EEAP Committee may include:
This action plan will be reviewed by the EEAP Committee in February 2015.